35 Years Ago: The Beach Boys Face Surprising July 4 Ban
Written by megarock on July 3, 2019
President Reagan’s Secretary of the Interior tried to prevent the Beach Boys from playing a free concert on July 4 because they attracted “the wrong element” and would “encourage drug abuse and alcoholism.”
The Beach Boys were almost banned from performing at Washington, D.C.'s annual 4th of July celebration in 1983.
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